Ok, well did they at least understand the metaphorical aspect of what I was trying to illustrate? I should have said text messages because those damn things can be sent at 9 am and not get to my phone till 3pm
O am of the school.of thought that says not every dead person is transformed to a ghost. Some just move on. The majority seemingly.
The ones that are earth bound are here for various reasons. And by various...mechanisms. I believe that one way is having had the physical/metaphysical bond between body and soul severed in either an extremely fast method, or by an extremely painful one. As in, some don't realize they're actually dead.
Any way, I also firmly believe that not all hauntings are actually ghosts. I beleieve that some events have such an effect, be it negative or positive, that locations are marked, like a double exposure on older film cameras.
As well as the theory that ghosts are born of emense suffering.
The only thing that makes me think that maybe you'd actually have to die in order to be a ghost is this: You go astral and watch someone, for instance. Can this person you're watching, notice you as a was he/she thinks is a ghost?